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Sing to Save Our Post Office
Date Saturday December 06
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
2000 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Event Type Party/Street Party
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COME TO a brief rally at the Berkeley Main Post Office, 2000 Allston at Milvia, IT WILL BE followed by a video shoot with all who attend, singing “Our Post Office, It Shall Not Be Moved” (to the tune of We Shall Not Be Moved). Please feel free to wear costumes, your chorus attire if you are in one, or anything you’d like. This will take place rain or shine - if it’s raining we will sing under the sheltered area.

WE HOPE to get people across the country to do the same at their post offices and post their videos. If we get a few groups to participate, we can post the videos together. If we get enough, we can turn it into a video montage. We will encourage each group to add verses that reflect their struggle, and use one pertinent verse per group. With your HELP we can make this go viral!

Please be AT THE RALLY on December 6th by 12:20 at the latest, as we will have to organize into a visually effective group and do a couple of practice runs. We will sing in the key of D and ask other groups to do the same so we will be able to combine the videos successfully. The words will go as follows (of course if someone comes up with a terrific line we can add it or substitute):

Our Post Office, it shall not be moved
Our Post Office, it shall not be moved
Just like a tree that’s planted by the water
It shall not be moved
Built in 1914
The artwork is amazing
No to union busting
No privatization
Our post office

You do not have to be a strong singer – your enthusiasm is the most important thing. Please join us and feel free to pass this on to friends and other organizations whose members might want to join in.

This has already done this effectively on the 100th Anniversary of Woody Guthrie’s birthday in 2012, when 33 groups around the country (and in several other countries) participated on Earth Day. You can go to the following You Tube link where you can see the video montage and see what we have in mind:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hGGf7G9W_s

and here is the video of the San Francisco shoot:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-icfD6cgKko

In unity there is strength! In music there is collective power! Come and sing!!!
Added to the calendar on Saturday Nov 29th, 2014 9:06 AM
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